“I was born and raised in Venezuela, and later arrived to the US to complete my education. I studied International Business in Northeastern University, and upon graduation I worked in banking in New York City. While working in banking, I realized that I was not doing what truly made me happy: designing, my long time hobby! Because of that feeling, I pursued a degree in Fashion Design from the Art Institute in Miami. Later, I moved back to NYC to work in different internships; such as: Oscar De La Renta, John Martinez Productions, Stella McCartney NYC, and Pamella Roland. After my internships, I decided to create my own brand ‘Valentina Delfino Designs‘. It is a Ready To Wear brand where I have included sustainable pieces. Today we are only focusing on Made to order, but plan to have once again collections.”
SUZY AMIS CAMERON & RED CARPET GREEN DRESS CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF SUSTAINABLE GLAMOUR FASHION AT ANNUAL PRE-OSCARS CELEBRATION
AMUR x RCGD CLOTHING COLLECTION REVEALED
SILENT AUCTION GOES LIVES THAT INCLUDES TESLA ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE, EXCLUSIVE PIECES FROM BVLGARI, VIP STYLIST FITTING & MORE
Photo Credit: Jose Perez Photography
LOS ANGELES (Feb. 22, 2019)— Celebrating 10 years of sustainable fashion, author, actress and environmental activist Suzy Amis Cameron hosted her Annual Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD) Pre-Oscars Celebration in partnership with Absolut Elyx, AMUR and AKA, luxury serviced residences last night at the Albright Fashion Library in Beverly Hills. With over 160 guests, some high profile faces included this year’s celebrity partners Laura Harrier (BlacKkKlansman), Danielle Macdonald (SKIN & Bird Box), last year’s representative LaKeith Stanfield, Amis Cameron’s husband James Cameron, Michelle Rodriguez (Fast & Furious franchise), Fiona Xie (Crazy Rich Asians) among many others. Guests entered the celebration being greeted by exclusive wardrobe pieces from the AMUR x RCGD debut collection. The collection features six looks, which have never been revealed before, and were displayed in a curated presentation created by Oh Mannequin! The AMUR x RCGD is now available for purchase at AMUR X RCGD and in select Bloomingdale stores around the country in March.
Guests enjoyed plant-based appetizers provided by Veganics, and sipped on Absolut Elyx vodka specialty cocktails as a warm welcome was given by Samata Pattinson, Vice President Global Campaign Manager of RCGD. Pattinson shared her journey of how she started out as a former winner of the campaign back in 2011, when the RCGD was a contest for budding designers, and how she has come full circle with Amis Cameron in the past eight years.
Pattinson then introduced RCGD founder, Amis Cameron, who spoke about the journey of RCGD and how proud she is to see how the fashion industry and top designers continue to embrace ethical guidelines and make sustainable fashion desirable.
Additionally, Jeff King, Head of MUSE School CA, and Rebecca Amis, co-founder of MUSE, spoke about the educational impact made on the future generations, while students shared their experiences about the eco-friendly school and how they are embracing the sustainable lifestyle in their daily lives.
Following the MUSE School CA testimonials, Pattinson took the floor and announced the official launch of the online auction where all proceeds will go to MUSE School CA, the beneficiary of RCGD. The exclusive auction items include:
Albright Fashion Library Styling Experience for One
The winner of this auction prize will receive a free fitting and styling with Irene for any event of their choice. The winner will be able to choose from over 35,000 items from runway couture to vintage wear.
Ultimate TESLA Experience for Up to Five People
- Tesla factory Tour – a behind the curtain look/private tour of Tesla’s Northern California Factory. (Not open to the public)
- Weekend Usage of a Tesla Model S or X vehicle
- 2-night stay at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay
Bvlgari Divas’ Dream White Gold, Onyx, Turquoise And Diamond Pave Necklace
“Divas’ Dream” fan-shaped pendant necklace in 18k white gold, designed as a mosaic fan-shaped pendant set with turquoise, onyx and pavé-set diamonds to the smaller fan-shaped turquoise and diamond top. Necklace priced at $8,100
Bvlgari Divas’ Dream White Gold, Onyx, Turquoise And Diamond Pave Earrings
“Divas’ Dream” drop earrings, designed as mosaic fan-shaped drops set with turquoise, onyx and pavé-set diamonds to the fan-shaped turquoise and diamond tops, in 18k white gold. Earrings priced at $13,600
RINGO 4U2C Art piece by American Artist Daniel Ringo
STEVE KAUFMAN Original Piece
A 2-night stay at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay
Bespoke Crafted Cufflinks Provided by Royal School of Needlework
Inspired by the iconic and stunning ‘Lava Dress’, which was worked by the Royal School of Needlework (RSN) and worn by Naomie Harris to the 2013 Oscars, the RSN Embroidery Studio has designed and hand embroidered this beautiful brooch and cufflink set.
The bid is currently open.
The fashion affair drew to a close around midnight.
In preparation for the Oscars on Sunday, Laura Harrier and Danielle Macdonald will be fitted in various fashion showrooms around Los Angeles, including AKA West Hollywood, a vibrant destination featuring exquisite residences designed for stays of 31 days or longer, as they prepare to represent RCGD by wearing ethical gowns made by top global fashion designers.
For more information on Red Carpet Green Dress, please visit www.redcarpetgreendress.com.
We are excited to announce AKA as a partner and project Headquarters for the Red Carpet Green Dress campaign this year! Situated on the iconic Sunset Strip, at the storied intersection of La Cienega and Sunset boulevards, AKA West Hollywood is a vibrant destination featuring exquisite residences designed for long stay comfort. Rising above the city, against the backdrop of its beautiful Hollywood Hills, AKA’s fully-furnished, luxury serviced accommodations offer a sophisticated living environment with all the necessary amenities to create a home-away-from-home experience. Specializing in stays of 31 days or longer, AKA West Hollywood’s expansive residences feature floor-to-ceiling windows, contemporary made-to-order furnishings from Italy, sleek interior decor, fully-appointed kitchens and dazzling views of West Hollywood, Century City, or the Hollywood Hills.
AKA, a division of Korman Communities, is an innovative portfolio of luxury service residences in prestigious metropolitan locations, including New York City (AKA Central Park, AKA United Nations, AKA Sutton Place, AKA Times Square, AKA Wall Street and AKA Smyth Tribeca), Philadelphia (AKA Rittenhouse and AKA University City), Beverly Hills, Washington, D.C. and London. Across the brand, architecturally inspired, spacious accommodations offer the privacy of a luxury residence integrated with hotel-style services and amenities. While each property is unique and has distinct resident offerings, all feature AKA brand standards and amenities, such as exclusive lounges, eateries, a.fitness workout centers outfitted with TechnoGym equipment, business centers, complimentary meetings spaces, complimentary high- speed Internet access in suites and throughout the properties, en-suite dining, 24 hour front desk assistance and dedicated doormen. In addition, residents at most of AKA’s properties can enjoy a.cinema, AKA’s intimate screening room. All suites include fully accessorized kitchens; contemporary furnishings; luxurious bathrooms; a.sleep, AKA’s custom Italian bedding; meticulous housekeeping; and premium cable. Select penthouse suites have Apple TV. AKA created the first outdoor bedroom (at AKA Central Park) and the first mobile suite (at AKA Beverly Hills) and carries a.vod and a.vin, AKA’s branded vodka and wine. The length of stay at AKA varies depending on the regulations in each destination.
“Modeling the winning design for the 2011 Red Carpet Green Dress competition was the beginning of my journey into the world of ethical and sustainable fashion, which went on to become a main driver for my modeling career. On the night of the RCDG event, Suzy was wearing a beautiful, deep purple gown that had quilt-like patches of color sewn onto the bodice and skirt. It was sheer glamour, but it felt like home. As she told me about the design (created by Jeff Garner), I was fascinated to learn that its materials had been grown on an organic farm in the US and how many of the common practices in the fashion industry had extremely negative affects on the planet and the people working to produce the clothing.
I started to think a lot more about what I could do and decided that, as much as I could, I would promote sustainable and ethical fashion, and collaborate with conscious brands to align my image with my beliefs as much as possible. This choice lead to a number of successful collaborations in the form of photo shoots, runway shows, panel talks and interviews, all to increase awareness for sustainable and ethical fashion, and the urgent need for the fashion industry to make big changes for the future of our planet.”
Founded in 2016 by Áine Rose Campbell and Cameron Russell, the Model Mafia, aka, the Model Activist Community, is a powerful community of nearly 250 fashion models who work take collective action to create a more equitable, just and sustainable fashion industry and world.
“I WENT GREEN WITH RCGD BECAUSE WE SHOULDN’T HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN FABULOUS STYLE AND GOOD HEALTH.
Sustainable fashion means checking your care labels like a nutrition label and expecting more from brands. Consumers have the power to shift the fashion industry. Brands pay attention to what consumers desire because they do want your money. Transparency is key. #MakeShiftHappen A healthy open source supply chain has a positive effect on farmers, cutters, sewers, bleachers, washers, fabric dyers, nearby communities, retail employees, your family and you. #Whatsinyourtee Have you ever thought about the fabric that makes up your tee as ingredients the same way you think about the leaves that make up your tea? Tea is ingested through your mouth and your tee is ingested through your pore. ‘Your pores are like tiny little mouths, whatever you put on them they eat.’ This was why I chose MINK vegan pumps made of recycled paper when asked to support and style the Red Carpet Green Dress/Reformation collection – No Red Carpet Needed.”
Taryn Hipwell, is now the author of How to Shop for Shi(f)t, which is currently being launched on Amazon.com. Taryn is the founder of Beyond the Label (BtL), a thought leader, and consumer engagement specialist in the realm of sustainable fashion. Beyond the Label started as a partnership between EcoDivas and TEDxLA to educate Angelenos about the true health, social, and environmental cost of their fashion purchases.
“I WENT GREEN WITH RCGD BECAUSE WE SHOULDN’T HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN FABULOUS STYLE AND GOOD HEALTH. #Whatsinyourtee”
Sustainable fashion means checking your care labels like a nutrition label and expecting more from brands. Consumers have the power to shift the fashion industry. Brands pay attention to what consumers desire because they do want your money. Transparency is key. #MakeShiftHappen A healthy open source supply chain has a positive effect on farmers, cutters, sewers, bleachers, washers, fabric dyers, nearby communities, retail employees, your family and you. #Whatsinyourtee Have you ever thought about the fabric that makes up your tee as ingredients the same way you think about the leaves that make up your tea? Tea is ingested through your mouth and your tee is ingested through your pore. “Your pores are like tiny little mouths, whatever you put on them they eat.”
Which was why I chose MINK vegan pumps made of recycled paper when asked to support and style the Red Carpet Green Dress/Reformation collection – No Red Carpet Needed.
“I WENT GREEN WITH RCGD BECAUSE WE SHOULDN’T HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN FABULOUS STYLE AND GOOD HEALTH. #Whatsinyourtee
Sustainable fashion means checking your care labels like a nutrition label and expecting more from brands. Consumers have the power to shift the fashion industry. Brands pay attention to what consumers desire because they do want your money. Transparency is key. #MakeShiftHappen A healthy open source supply chain has a positive effect on farmers, cutters, sewers, bleachers, washers, fabric dyers, nearby communities, retail employees, your family and you. #Whatsinyourtee Have you ever thought about the fabric that makes up your tee as ingredients the same way you think about the leaves that make up your tea? Tea is ingested through your mouth and your tee is ingested through your pore. ‘Your pores are like tiny little mouths, whatever you put on them they eat.’
Which was why I chose MINK vegan pumps made of recycled paper when asked to support and style the Red Carpet Green Dress/Reformation collection – No Red Carpet Needed.”
Taryn Hipwell, is now the author of How to Shop for Shi(f)t, which is currently being launched on Amazon.com. Taryn is the founder of Beyond the Label (BtL), a thought leader, and consumer engagement specialist in the realm of sustainable fashion. Beyond the Label started as a partnership between EcoDivas and TEDxLA to educate Angelenos about the true health, social, and environmental cost of their fashion purchases. BtL is now a charitable organization that addresses the question “What’s in my tee?” to encourage shoppers globally to consider what their t-shirt is made of and how their purchases affect the health of the workers, their family, and themselves. The BtL Team encourage shoppers to expect transparency, traceability, and healthier ingredients from each fashion brand they choose to invest in.
Laura Harrier from Oscar Nominated Film BlacKkKlansman & Dumplin’ Actress Danielle Macdonald Partner With Campaign & Showcase Eco-fashion At The 91st Academy Awards
February 6, 2019 (Los Angeles, CA)– Suzy Amis Cameron’s Red Carpet Green Dress (RCGD) celebrates its 10th anniversary showcasing sustainable fashion. In honor of 10 years rocking sustainable dresses on the red carpet, RCGD is pleased to announce that Laura Harrier, from this year’s six-time Oscar nominated film BlacKkKlansman, and Danielle Macdonald, from the Oscar nominated short film Skin and Netflix’s acclaimed DUMPLIN’, will be representing RCGD at the 91st Academy Awards. They will be wearing ethical gowns designed by global fashion houses.
Each year the RCGD campaign has worked with internationally acclaimed designers to dress stars in sustainable formal wear for the Academy Awards®.
To qualify as a RCGD eco-conscious garment, each piece must either be made from sustainable materials, including organic, recycled or repurposed fibers. Other features include using hand-made detailing or incorporating natural dye processing, with a dedicated focus on minimal negative impact on the environment, and environmentally and socially responsible design.
In honor of the 10th anniversary, this year’s sustainable criteria will be overseen by Good On You, a new partner of RCGD. Good On You is the world’s leading rating system on ethical and sustainable fashion to assist people in making positive shopping choices–all delivered through an accessible app.
“I can’t believe it has been 10 years since RCGD was born,” shares founder Amis Cameron. “It has been an incredible journey and inspiring to see how the campaign has grown every year. I am so proud of helping people become more aware of what sustainable fashion can look like and its impact on the planet. What we wear and the fashion industry has a tremendous impact on the environment—and people’s choices can move the marketplace and the climate change needle. From changing one of your meals a day to a plant-based meal, to wearing vintage or ethically made clothes, we can all make a difference. Thank you to everyone for your continued support and joining the green revolution!”
Suzy Amis Cameron is an actress, environmental advocate, and author of OMD: The Simple, Plant-Based Program to Save Your Health, Save Your Waistline and Save the Planet. She was inspired to create RCGD back in 2009 on her husband, James Cameron’s press tour for “AVATAR”. She wanted to challenge designers to think about fashion in an eco-conscious context. Since RCGD’s inception, a variety of celebrities have represented the initiative at the Oscars, including Emma Roberts (Scream Queens), Sophie Turner (X-Men, Game of Thrones), Naomie Harris (Moonlight), Gina Rodriguez (Annihilation, Jane the Virgin), Priyanka Bose (Lion), Kellan Lutz (Twilight), Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out), Zoey Deutch (The Set Up), Camila Alves, Jake McDorman (American Sniper), Missi Pyle (Gone Girl), and many others. To date, the brands who have partnered and supported RCGD range from TESLA, Vivienne Westwood and Armani, to ESMOD, Reformation, Swarovski, among others.
Proceeds from RCGD go to MUSE School CA, a nonprofit environmental school Amis Cameron founded in Calabasas, Calif. with her sister, Rebecca Amis. This assistance enables students to access a transformative educational experience. MUSE School CA ensures smaller class sizes with personalized instruction and learning practices; all set within an inspiring and beautiful campus. Through these key elements, MUSE School CA paves the way in creating leaders of the future. For more information, go to www.museschool.org.
ABOUT RED CARPET GREEN DRESS:
Red Carpet Green Dress is an internationally recognized organization that combines the worlds of fashion and sustainability. Currently in its tenth year, the campaign was conceived by Suzy Amis Cameron during the press tour for her husband, James Cameron’s film “Avatar”. Her hope is to draw attention to the importance of more sustainable practices in fashion by challenging designers from around the world to think about fashion in an eco-friendly context. The campaign also raises funds for MUSE School CA, a non-profit educational organization that Amis Cameron co-founded with her sister Rebecca Amis, in Calabasas, California.
ABOUT DANIELLE MACDONALD:
Australian actress, Danielle Macdonald, stars as the title character opposite Jennifer Aniston in DUMPLIN,’ currently streaming on Netflix, and can also be seen opposite Sandra Bullock in Netflix’s runaway Sci-Fi hit, BIRD BOX. She was most recently seen at the Sundance premiere of PARADISE HILLS, starring opposite Emma Roberts and Awkwafina and is best known for her breakout role as ‘Patti’ in Fox Searchlight’s PATTI CAKE$, which also premiered at Sundance. The short film she currently stars in, opposite Jonathan Tucker, SKIN, has just been nominated for an Oscar this year and she will next be seen in the feature version of SKIN, which she stars opposite Jamie Bell. In the Fall of this year she will be seen in Netflix’ s UNBELIEVABLE, and she most recently completed work in Australia on, I AM WOMAN, based on the story of 1970’s musician and activist, Helen Reddy.
ABOUT LAURA HARRIER:
A native of Chicago, Laura Harrier began her career at 17 as an international fashion model where she traveled the world and graced the pages of Elle, Glamour, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, and others. Upon moving to New York to study acting at William Esper Studios, she shortly thereafter landed principal roles in the AMC pilot “Galyntine” and the HBO pilot “Codes of Conduct” directed by Steve McQueen. She made her screen debut in Richard LaGravenese’s film The Last Five Years and last year she starred as “Liz Allan” opposite Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming. This year, Harrier stars in Spike Lee’s new movie, “BlacKkKlansman,” opposite John David Washington and Corey Hawkins that is currently nominated for six Academy Awards. Currently, Harrier can be seen as the face of Louis Vuitton in their latest campaign and has also joined the Bulgari family as one of the Brand’s Ambassadors for the second consecutive year.
Red Carpet Green Dress
I WENT GREEN WITH RCGD BECAUSE SUSTAINABLE DESIGN MATTERS…
“My first red carpet moment at the Oscars was a meaningful one for me on so many different levels. It felt even more significant knowing that I was part of a campaign committed to sustainability, and the wider message that we can all make a difference. I was excited to collaborate with Suzy and her team to help bring sustainable fashion even further into the spotlight.”
Naomie Melanie Harris OBE is an English actress. She started her career as a child actress, appearing in the television series Simon and the Witch in 1987. She portrayed the voodoo witch Tia Dalma in the second and third Pirates of the Caribbean films, Selena in 28 Days Later, and Winnie Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. She garnered attention for her performance as Eve Moneypenny in the James Bond films Skyfall and Spectre.
In 2016, she starred in the critically acclaimed film Moonlight, a performance which earned her several accolades, including Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress. Harris was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to drama.
I WENT GREEN WITH RCGD BECAUSE I WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
“Sustainability is something which is innovative and thinking outside the box with what you have. Sustainablity needs practice and discipline.”
Priyanka Bose is an Indian stage & film actor, who played Kamla Munshi, the biological mother to Dev Patel’s character Saroo in the six-time nominated film including “Best Picture.” In 2017, the Red Carpet Green Dress worked with Vivienne Westwood to create a gown for Priyanka Bose. The custom designed gown, was created in a jewel toned silk and lurex floral jacquard fabric, recycled from a past Vivienne Westwood collection. The pattern cutting technique has been designed to keep waste to an absolute minimum, using only 320 cms for the design. Leftover sequin film, usually left as waste from sequin production, was embroidered to the bodice of the dress creating a honeycomb effect, highlighted with reclaimed Swarovski crystals for added sparkle.